X-Message-Number: 25349
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 08:36:19 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #25341 - #25348

Hi everyone (except RBR, who no doubt won't read this):

I agree with what Francois has written. However here's a way to think
of the issue in terms of continuity: 

Very simple. A brain is continuous if at every time in its existence
the next instant of its existence it remains sufficiently close to
the brain of the previous instant of its existence.

How does this allow such things as duplications of a single brain 
with an interval of nonexistence of that working brain between them?
Very simple: the time in which that brain exists are used to measure
it last and next forms... no matter what hiatus of nonexistence
others might see between them. After all, if you're brought back
into existence after a long period of nonexistence, you'll be
completely unaware of that long period. Others may not be, but their
experience doesn't count in this definition.

            Best wishes and long long life to all,

                Thomas Donaldson

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